The A300-600R variant of Airbus’ cornerstone A300 entered commercial service in 1988, bringing increased range for this twin-engine jetliner from the fuel trim tank located in its tail. From that point forward, all new production of A300-600s became A300-600Rs.
Like all wide-body jetliners in Airbus’ A300/A310 and A330/A340 Families, the A300-600R has the seating layout flexibility to meet a full range of market demands while also catering to changing trends and new classes of service. It can be configured for six-abreast in true international-standard first or premium business class; eight abreast seating in economy; and nine-abreast high-density seating for excellent comfort standards and minimum seat-mile costs in scheduled service, charter flights and shuttle operations.
Airbus built A300-600R as part of its pioneering A300/A310 product line, which set the standards for modern, medium-sized jetliners. As a result, it incorporates such technologies as automatic windshear protection; electrical signaling for slats, flaps and spoilers; and fuel-saving wingtip devices. This contributes to the aircraft’s proven record for performance, reliability and profitability.
A total of 816 A300s and A310s were delivered in the various versions of these jetliners built by Airbus, with an estimated 300 of them expected to remain in service after 2025.